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John the Baptist and Baptism (Theology for Life)

Hosted by Drs Ed Stetzer and Lynn Cohick In this episode of Theology for Life, Ed and Lynn talk about John the Baptist and different baptismal traditions. How should we view baptism, and what do we find in Scripture? What’s happening in baptism? And what’s the role of repentance in baptism? Dr. Show More Summary

The California Fires Are Purifying My Priorities

The threat of disaster forces me to reckon with salvation—mine and others. For a week now, I’ve been tracking live online maps of Northern California. The blue dot representing our house is in the “fire watch” zone. We are not in immediate...Show More Summary

Chinese House Church Leaders and Toddler Arrested After Singing in Public Park

The Communist country proves that it is serious about its newest religious restrictions. A Chinese house church pastor, her daughter, and her young grandson have been arrested, weeks after being accused of overstepping the country’sShow More Summary

The Most Dangerous Thing Luther Did

And other facts about Bible translation that transformed the world. A t the very beginning of the Reformation, the only Bible available was the Latin Vulgate, the Bible Jerome had produced in Latin in A.D. 380. It included both a translation...Show More Summary

The Evangelical Case for Wealth Creation

Lausanne and BAM Global respond to Ron Sider. We, as leaders of Lausanne and BAM Global, representing the Wealth Creation Consultation, appreciate Ron Sider’s kind and affirmative words about the Wealth Creation Manifesto. He says that...Show More Summary

20 Truths from "God's Country"

Reclaiming God’s kingdom vision for the rural church God’s Country: Faith, Hope, and the Future of the Rural Church For many, rural brings a positive, sentimental vision of the untouched countryside populated by good-hearted people with a little dirt under their fingernails. Show More Summary

What Job Can Teach Us About Responding To Suffering

Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus. Episode 36: What Job Can Teach Us About Responding To Suffering Michael Lee, research fellow at the Billy Graham Center, talks about how the gospel intersects with the brokenness of our world. Show More Summary

Lecrae’s ‘All Things Work Together’ Is a Grace-Filled Mic Drop

On his Columbia Records debut, the rapper answers his evangelical critics while staying close to his true roots. Late last month, Columbia Records released All Things Work Together, the latest offering from Christian hip-hop artist Lecrae. Show More Summary

God Made Our Brains to Need Others

Both science and Scripture invite us to share our suffering. As psychiatrist Curt Thompson has written, “To be human is to be vulnerable.” Suffering disinters vulnerability, illuminating a feature of our humanity we’d often rather ignore. Some...Show More Summary

Can We Talk? The Story of One Texas Church's Road to Evangelism

A gospel-centered church is where the people share the gospel. We often find that God does his greatest work out of times of difficulty. For me as a pastor, 2013 was a difficult year. Our community was facing rapid demographic changes that were bringing transition to our own church membership. Show More Summary

Bivocational Ministry as an Evangelism Opportunity

One-third of American pastors are bivocational. One of the most vital yet understudied streams of church ministers is the bivocational pastor. This is that pastor who, either out of necessity or intentionality, works as both the pastor...Show More Summary

Willow Creek Chooses Co-Ed Pastors to Succeed Bill Hybels

The top 10 megachurch prepares for unprecedented new leadership. Since “no one person can replace” Willow Creek Community Church founder Bill Hybels, the influential megachurch has named two: its current executive pastor Heather Larson...Show More Summary

Dispatches from Kenya

Kenyan evangelicals were a petri dish in the grand experiment of public square engagement. The Academy Award winning Out of Africa, with Meryl Streep and Robert Redford, gives visual cadence to the beauty of the majestic landscape of East Africa. Show More Summary

Trickle-Down Evangelism

Are disciples becoming disciple-makers? The Reagan-era theory of trickle-down economics is hotly contested among pundits who question whether or not the poor are actually helped by benefits given to the wealthy. In theory, various tax cuts and benefits to the rich should trickle-down to the poor and allow for mutual advantage. Show More Summary

Whatever Became of Repentance?

How we can change the angry cultural debates online and in church. On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther is said to have posted 95 theses, or “Disputation on the Power of Indulgences,” on the door of All Saints Church. The professor ofShow More Summary

‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’ Explores the Painful Origins of Winnie-the-Pooh

Fox’s new A. A. Milne biopic is more Eeyore than Tigger—but maybe that’s a good thing. “Surely this is the happiest young boy on earth,” chirps the narrator of a newsreel. He is speaking of Christopher Robin, the son of A. A. Milne, subject and first recipient of the stories of the Hundred Acre Wood. Show More Summary

“Playing the Long Game”: 3 Reasons Learning to be Content Is Critical in Church Planting

Contentment is a required spiritual practice for church planters. Have you ever heard the phrase, “playing the long game”? My guess is we’ve each heard it thrown around in different venues. The saying is not new. It’s been used to describe throwing the football down the field or driving the golf ball toward the green. Show More Summary

Serving as the Regional Director for Lausanne North America

The Lausanne Movement connects and mobilizes evangelical leaders to collaborate for world evangelization. I recently accepted the role of North American Regional Director for Lausanne North America. You can read more in Wheaton College’s...Show More Summary

Academic Partnerships at Wheaton College and the Billy Graham Center—How, Why, and Your Organization

Wheaton College Graduate School partners with Every Nation and Propel Women. Among the many ministries housed in the Billy Graham Center is the graduate-level education of students from around the world. Some of the students attend in the traditional way, taking courses according to their individual schedule. Show More Summary

Pew: US Followed Global Trend on Refugees Until Now

Meanwhile, more Christians than Muslims have found refuge in America over past 15 years. For the first time in 35 years, the United States will not take in more refugees than the rest of the world combined. Since 1980, more than 3 million...Show More Summary

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